North Cliff golfers back on course after restrictions lifted

Golf is back on course in the Scarborough area after the Government allowed golfers to return to action on Wednesday.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 12:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 1:27 pm
At North Cliff Golf Club on Wednesday morning front left is Club Captain, Max Stansfield, middle is John Collins and on the right Jim Hughes.

Golf, along with angling, tennis and basketball, were the sports which were allowed to resume on Wednesday, and North Cliff Golf Club, South Cliff and Golf Club and Snainton Golf Club were among those to re-open after being suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

At North Cliff, Jim Hughes was first on the tee at 7.30am on Wednesday, with his partner John Collins.

Hughes said: "Fabulous morning at Scarborough North Cliff, our thanks to the club manager Jo, Andy the professional, and all the greens staff, for making it possible.

Golfers back in action at North Cliff Golf Club

"This is not the 'new normal', it is just temporary."

The duo were followed at 7.42am by Marc Tyson, who said: "Beautiful this morning, rough was interesting, stay safe and stay on the fairways, thanks to all the staff for all their hard work, course is in great nick."

Club manager Jo Duck said, on Wednesday: "It’s great that our members appreciate what we have all done to enable golf to resume at North Cliff today.

"The Greens staff have done an exceptional job in maintaining the course in very challenging circumstances. In recent days we have welcomed several new members from other sporting backgrounds to our ‘new to golf’ scheme, as other sports are unable to resume at present."

Golf returns to North Cliff Golf Club

Club captain Max Stansfield said: "it was a pleasure and something of a relief to watch the first players tee off at 7.30 this morning. My thanks go to all those who made this restart possible."

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